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An essay for Germans, Austrians, and Jews the other half of the truth about the Holocaust and other matters by John Mertens

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Published by Gazelle Books in Cottonwood, CA .
Written in English



  • Germany.


  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes.,
  • Guilt and culture -- Germany.

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Edition Notes

Statementby John Mertens.
LC ClassificationsD804.35 .M47 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination22 leaves ;
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL479672M
ISBN 10189121103X
LC Control Number98206329

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The book also provides rich cause and context for the indifference and latent animosity of many Germans to the fate of their Jewish peers; interspersing case studies and personal history; before completing with a chapter on the rise of the Nazi party. This book is intended for a scholarly audience and thus not necessarily a captivating read/5(45). According to the statistics provided by Yad Vashem, more than Germans and 80 Austrians were recognized as rescuers of the Jews during the Holocaust (Shulman, ). Scientists estimate that the opportunity to save people of Jewish origin was bigger in Western Europe than in the east. Germany, before the Nazis rose to power, was impoverished and desperate for an outlet. When the Nazis rose to power, they came along with one solution that would heal the current abject situations in the Weimar Republic: the Jews. Many Germans needed a scapegoat, needed to blame for the source of . From , the Nazis staged book burnings, ordered anti-Jewish boycotts, and enabled anti-Jewish legislation. The Jews were defined by race and was totally separated from the Germans by the Nuremberg Laws in These measures focused on total segregation of Jews from Germans and Austrians, both legally and socially.

These are two terrible books; terrible because their subject matter is so harrowing. Both are concerned with the last days of the Third Reich as seen, not from military headquarters, but from the wrecked streets and vile-smelling cellars where ordinary Germans waited for the end. They are very different works. Heinz Rein lived through the final fighting when Hitler, from his bunker, decreed.   Billy Wilder (), the noted Austrian-American film director (Double Indemnity, Sta Some Like It Hot), as famous as he was, used to complain about how he was frequently misidentified as German. Americans often get Austria and Germany mixed up. Sometimes they even confuse Austria with Australia! Thus the joke T-shirts and signs found in Austria with a. Most Jews sent to Minsk and Riga were shot by detachments of the Einsatzgruppen shortly after arrival. O Viennese Jews were deported to Theresienstadt. Thousands of Jews were also sent to concentration camps in Germany. By November only about 7, Jews remained in Austria, mostly those married to non-Jews. German Attitudes Toward the Jews and the Final Solution Essay Words 5 Pages German Attitudes Toward the Jews and the Final Solution There are those that claim that Hitler’s conscious personal hatred of the Jews, his unique and central role in the rise of Nazi Germany were fundamental in the development of the anti-Jewish policies that emerged leading to the final solution.

For example, while Germans will greet you with “Guten Tag”, Austrians will say “Gruss Gott” (God Bless), as well as many, many other differences. Schnitzel and strudel fanatics Well, yes, actually there is some truth in this one. Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars (Oxford UP, ) online; Wistrich, Robert S. The Jews of Vienna in the age of Franz Joseph (Oxford UP, ) Wistrich, Robert S. (). Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans And Jews in Central Europe. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN In German. Essay on Jews in Germany between and Words 6 Pages Jews in Germany between and For hundreds of years the Christian religion in Europe has blamed the Jews . Briefly reviews the history of the Nazi occupation of Austria and the persecution of Austrian Jews. Addresses the Anschluss, Kristallnacht, deportations of Jews, and the camp at Mauthausen. Includes photographs, archival film footage, maps, artifacts, personal histories, and related links.